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Feb 4, 2013 12:00pm PST
are turning to technology now to help them be in more than one place at one time. cbs news correspondent bigad shaban is in l.a., to what some are calling the best advances in medicine. >> dr. paul vaspa has an unusual way of making his rounds at ucla. >> how are you doing? >> good. how are you. >> he uses a robot. vespa uses a joy stick to control the robot's movements. >> i want you to do a couple of things for me. can you hold up your hands way up in the air like that for me? >> yeah. >> 27-year-old kevin was admitted for bleeding in the brain. doctors examined him in person but he also had periodic visits from the robot. >> i thought it was really cool. probably the next best thing to having a doctor actually come and talk to you. it feels like you're actually talking to the doctor. you can see his face there and he can see you. >> reporter: doctors can also check the robot at home. >> right now, we have tremendous delays in our healthcare delivery. largely because we don't have enough physicians in enough locations. so this could really revo
Feb 5, 2013 12:00pm PST
us how it works. may look like a vid >>> welcome back. healthwatch now. a new technology is helping brain surgeons improve their skills before they practice on patients. ines ferre shows us how it all works. >> reporter: this may look like videogames but it's actually serious business. >> we need to stop the bleeding with your right hand. >> reporter: first year resident is using a virtual reality simulator to hone his brain surgery skills. >> the machine actually simulates the sounds, feelings, the actual tactile feedback that you would get if you actually were standing there in the operating room. >> reporter: mount sinai school of medicine is the first in the u.s. to use the neurotouch stimulator. it's 3-d software and hand-held controls closely mimicking actual brain surgery allowing residents to practice procedures before they perform them on patients. >> i think it has enormous potential to improve and potentially revolutionize the way we train and prepare for surgeries. >> reporter: the simulator measures speed, accuracy and blood loss an
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